Timberlink opens NeXTimber facility to produce cross-laminated timber in Tarpeena

By Elsie Adamo
ABC News, Australia
March 1, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Wooden skyscrapers built with South Australian grown and manufactured timber could be coming soon to Adelaide after a new processing facility opened this week. Timberlink’s new NeXTimber facility in Tarpeena will be manufacturing cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber from radiata pine grown in the Green Triangle on the border of South Australia and Victoria. The town was chosen over Melbourne for $70 million facility. Glue-laminated timber can be used to replace steel beams and columns, with cross-laminated timber having similar uses to concrete. The facility is expected to be able to manufacturer the timber supplies needed for wooden high-rise buildings. Timberlink chief sales, marketing and corporate affairs officer, David Oliver, said the facility would help modernise the local industry. He said each product would be custom made to digitally created designs.

NeXTimber’s press release: Timberlink announces opening of its NeXTimber® manufacturing facility

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